Earlier this school year, students in the Le Sueur-Henderson school district participated in a Pay it Forward program in conjunction with the Character Counts program. 

High water is gone, but a high truck managed to close State Highway 93 on two separate occasions earlier this month. On April 11 at 6:18 p.m. the Le Sueur Police Department assisted with a semi truck stuck under the railroad trestle. The infamous structure captured another trucker entering L…

After what seemed like an eternity, egg hunters were finally let loose for the annual Jaycees’ Easter Egg Hunt on April 23 at Legion Park.

Mary Hanlon, 82, of Belle Plaine, passed away in her living room at 2:30 a.m. on Monday, April 25, 2011.  She spent  Easter Sunday surrounded by her family in her farmhouse in Derrynane Township, Le Sueur County.  Mary had a rare cancer and her large family were her Hospice caregivers from t…

Impromptu fountains have been springing up around town recently as the city’s water department has been flushing hydrants. “We flush the hydrants for a couple of reasons,” said Water/Wastewater Director Brian Skok. “One, to make sure that they are in good working condition for the fire depar…

After a year of negotiations and weighing of options, the former Masonic Lodge 128 N. Fifth St. in Le Sueur has a new owner. Le Sueur resident John Favolise took possession of the landmark structure on April 1.

The Le Sueur-Henderson Public Schools will have a two hour late start on Wednesday, May 4 so that staff may engage in collaborative planning to improve student learning.  Parents seeking child care for that morning are invited to contact Community Education Director, Nate Warden, (665-4620) …

The girls of spring were able to get a make-up game in Monday evening, hosting Montgomery-Lonsdale in a make-up game at Bender Park in Henderson.

The Le Sueur City League bowling season ended on April 18 at The 300 Club Lanes. The season was divided into four quarters which created a four team bowl-off. The top team from each quarter bowled to determine the League champion. The Canopy Group, Genesis, 300 Club and Moriarty Painting all…

Fourteen Valley Elite wrestlers competed in Cannon Falls on Saturday, April 23 in a joint Greco and Freestyle tournament.  Wrestlers were paired by weight and age and first competed in Greco and then tested their freestyle skills against the same group of wrestlers.

Presented with a request to release a portion of 2010 appropriations to the Le Sueur County Historical Society, the Le Sueur County board of commissioners passed a motion to no longer recognize the current Society board.

For quite some time, smoking has not been allowed in structures owned by Le Sueur County. At the April 12 county commissioners’ meeting, the tobacco-free zone was expanded to all county property – indoors and out.

Blake Lorance Zahratka, age 18 of Montgomery, has been charged with careless and reckless driving after a single vehicle accident east of Montgomery.

Already carrying a multi-million dollar price tag, Le Sueur County’s ARMER system got some relief to the tune of $872,100. The county’s fire departments and ambulance services have been awarded a FEMA Assistance to Firefighters Grant to purchase equipment for the new communications system. T…

Hooray for Hollywood: mansions, movie stars and ... LifeSmarts? The annual national LifeSmarts competition takes place this year in Hollywood, California and Le Sueur-Henderson High School students will be there. The LS-H Gold Team, consisting of Rachel Bjork, Erin Kelso, Jackie Klimek and J…

If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. It [is] vitally important for the [teller] to use all of [her/his] powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of…

Throughout the recent, somewhat passionate LSH District budget cut discussions...I’ve been trying earnestly to keep an open mind about everything being brought to the table.  I certainly have some bias towards Hilltop because I went to school there and I have a preschooler & 1st grader t…

Last week the New-Herald jumped in to spring with both feet with the publication of our annual Spring Home and Garden supplement.  As always, this supplement was a great addition to the paper, with one exception.  It was missing a recipe.

The Le Sueur-Henderson superintendent position is still up for grabs after Jeff Elstad withdrew from consideration for the position.

All ability levels are invited to play in the adult tennis league Monday nights starting in June at St. Peter High School.

All the training the Le Sueur-Henderson boys track team has been doing was tested last Tuesday when LSH hosted one of the first outdoor meets of the season.

LE SUEUR – Lately it seems nothing can stop the Le Sueur-Henderson High School baseball team except wet, cold weather. The Giants three-game winning streak was put on hold April 14 when inclement weather postponed a scheduled home game against Sibley East.

The MNUSA wrestling organization held a state tournament for the Junior division with the Greco-Roman style of wrestling held on Saturday, April 16 and the Freestyle competition Sunday, April 17.  Wrestlers from 9 grade through 12 grade are eligible to compete.  Placings at these two tournam…

Mother Nature let spring stay long enough last week for area tracksters to have at least one outdoor meet in Le Sueur.

LSH spring sports teams are adjusting their schedules after rain and snow showers forced postponement of several events. Softball Varsity and B team will play Montgomery-Lonsdale @ LSH on Monday 4-25 at 4:30/5:00. (ML @ LSH) 7th & 8th grade will play at Monty on Friday May 6th. Back to…

The Minnesota Department of Transportation announced at 10:30 a.m. today that Hwy 93 to Henderson is officially open to traffic.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation announced at 10:30 a.m. today that Hwy 93 to Henderson is officially open to traffic. Henderson residents began dismantling the flood wall on Hwy 93 that has been in place since March 21.

Beautiful spring weather didn’t deter folks from moving indoors to check out the 2011 edition of the Expo, sponsored by the Le Sueur Area Chamber of Commerce on April 7 and 8. Patrons had the opportunity to visit over 60 exhibitors, grab a bite to eat and connect with neighbors and friends.

The final numbers have been tabulated, and it is obvious that the 2011 Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign here in Le Sueur has been a tremendous success.  In March 8,001.4 pounds of food and $19,662.76 were collected. What is even more amazing is that it has happened in a time when we have s…

The current majority in the Minnesota legislature seems to define reform as simply the slashing of budgets without any consideration of the potential long-term impacts for our state going forward.  All balance sheets have two sides, revenue and spending.  But, in putting together their budge…

Le Sueur County’s board of commissioners did a little shopping at its April 5 meeting, approving the purchase of vehicles for the sheriff’s department and flooring for the law enforcement center.